New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session F Application Open Until Wednesday, February 28 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session F, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Don’t forget that there are also opportunities for employment available on the Jobs Board!  OCR is one of our TWO places for you to find jobs; the other is the Stetson Law Jobs tab on Symplicity (i.e. Stetson’s “Jobs Board”).  Be sure to check the Stetson Law Jobs tab frequently, as opportunities are added here by individual employers on their own and new opportunities appear regularly.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this OCR Session include:

Chapman Law Group (3Ls, LL.M (Advocacy), LL.M (Elder Law), and LL.M (International Law) students and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Sarasota, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Growing multi-state law firm seeking litigation attorney for our Federal and Administrative Law practice in Sarasota and possibly Miami, FL offices. Candidate must have EXCEPTIONAL and PROVEN oral and written communication skills. Excellent grades required. Do not apply if your persuasive writing and research are not excellent! Some knowledge of health care law (Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims, Florida Patient Brokering Act, compliance) is helpful. The position requires long hours and superior intellect to assist in handling administrative licensing, federal 1983 litigation, peer review/credentialing, extensive research/discovery, and related health care case. While this position offers extensive training, only the best of the best should apply. Send copy of transcript, Resume, writing sample, and letter explaining why you feel this position is for you (canned cover letter will be rejected).

Florida DCF – Children’s Legal Services (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) statewide). The employer has provided the following information:
Children’s Legal Services represents the Department in ensuring that the best interests of the children are met.  They handle dependency cases.  Students assigned to this specialized unit will be involved in various aspects of the legal arena by working with attorneys and paralegals as they perform their day-to-day duties: Assist Paralegals in the preparation and filing of pleadings; Assist Attorneys with discovery; Writes memorandum of law; Drafts motions and court orders; Writes questions and assists in the prepping of witnesses; Assist in preparation of subpoenas; Attend and observe staffing and shelter hearings, takes notes as appropriate; and, Assist Attorneys in court at dependency and termination of parental rights court proceedings – take notes.  Student volunteers and interns are subject to a code of ethics similar to that of the department’s employees.  The department expects volunteers and interns to make a firm commitment of their time, talents and skills for a definite period of time. They are expected to complete assigned tasks and be accountable for the quantity and quality of their work and take problems, criticisms or suggestions directly to their supervisor or to the assigned SVIP coordinator.  Student volunteers and interns keep confidential all information they may learn directly or indirectly about a client or fellow worker.  They will not record or publish information which breaches confidentiality or allows the identification of the clients, including the release of their names to others, and must agree in writing not to willfully disclose to the public confidential or privileged information.  Duties may vary depending on the assignment.  DCF site supervisors will do their best to utilize the student at his/her fullest capacity, to assign him/her to challenging tasks whenever possible, and to allow the student the maximum opportunity to grow through the use of skills acquired and the exercise of judgment in making decisions.  Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.  The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar.  Applicants with moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to apply.  Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus.  Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other related experience.  The starting salary is $45,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays off with pay, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state funded retirement package.  Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!!  Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide “law firm” with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families of Florida achieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

Law Office of Michael Gonzalez, P.A. (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
General practice, civil and criminal litigation

Mackey Law Group (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Bradenton, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
5 attorney real estate, civil litigation, wills/estates, family law, and personal injury attorneys.

Maxey Law Offices, PLLC (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Maxey Law Offices is a full-service intellectual property law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Our practice includes, intellectual property litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Whether our clients require consultation, trademark and patent procurement, copyright applications, appeals, patent reexamination, trademark opposition and cancellation or intellectual property ligation in state or federal court, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional representation.

Office of the Public Defender – 18th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its office(s) in Sanford, FL; Titusville, FL; Viera, FL; and, Melbourne, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Public Defender is appointed by judges to represent clients in criminal, juvenile and mental health matters in Florida’s courts. We are responsible for defending individuals who face the loss of their liberty and are determined by the court to be unable to pay for a private attorney.

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (Chambers of the Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell) (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Intern (unpaid) positions in her chambers in Ft. Myers, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in Fort Myers, Florida is in the process of hiring 2 or 3 first and/or second-year law students for an unpaid internship in her Chambers for summer 2017, and she would like to invite any interested Stetson students to apply. Qualified applicants should be interested in federal litigation (civil or criminal), situated in the top 15 percent of their class, and be a member of a journal or moot court. We ask that any interested students provide their cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Spring 2017 OCR Participating Employer Guide (located in the Symplicity Document Library), which also provides detailed information on the application materials required by each employer. Step-by-step instructions for how to apply to OCR opportunities via Symplicity are available in the Spring 2017 OCR Instructions (located in the Symplicity Document Library). Applicants can apply, and modify applications, until the deadline, as no candidate materials are sent to an employer until after the close of the application period.

Stetson Law OCR Policy AffirmationEvery student participating in OCR must complete Stetson Law’s On Campus Recruiting Policy Agreement Form (found by clicking here) before their materials will be sent to the employer.  Note that if you completed this for a prior application Session you do not need to do it again (i.e. it only needs to be done once).

Stetson Law and this Career Development staff takes enormous pride in the fact that we consistently receive positive feedback from employers on our candidates’ preparedness.  Accordingly:
(1) Each document submitted for an OCR opportunity will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the proper formatting standards.  If a candidate submits documents in an improper format, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.
(2) Each candidate must submit all documents requested by the employer, and if all documents are not submitted, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.
Please email Korey Henson (khenson@law.stetson.edu) with any questions.